Escape From "Special"

Escape From "Special"

Book - 2007
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by Miss Lask-Gross
Escape From Special is the coming-of-age story of Melissa, who we first meet as a small child and depart from at the end of the book just before she enters high school. Drawn in black and white and washed in moody blues and full spectrum grays, Lasko-Gross's art, with its detailed backgrounds and expressive, clean-line characters, exquisitely conveys the story's blend of humor (sometimes of the gross-out variety) and keenly observed insights. Miss Lasko-Gross, who has the sensibility of a love child of Linda Barry and David B. midwifed by Judy Blume, has created a graphic novel that should appeal not only to the growing readers of graphic novels, but to teens grappling with similar unresolved questions.
Publisher: Seattle : Fantagraphics Books, c2007.
ISBN: 9781560978046
156097804X
Characteristics: 174 p. :,ill.

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